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Fall Car Care Checklist

Labor Day’s over, the days are getting shorter and soon there’s going to be a snap in the air.Winter Driving in Boise ID

You know that the tough winter months are coming up, so here’s a quick checklist of things to go over before winter gets here:

--Oil change: If you’re using conventional oil, it should be changed every 5,000 miles. For synthetic oil, a 10,000 mile interval is acceptable. Oil changes are vital to keeping your car’s engine clean and protecting it from sludge and wear. While you’ve got it up in the air at 5,000 miles, that’s the perfect time for a…

--Tire rotation: Tire rotations are  essential to ensure even tire wear and get the most service life out of your tires, and a 5,000 mile interval is perfect. Not only that, they’re mandatory for t ...

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October is Fall Car Care Month

October is Fall Car Care Month: 10 Steps to Keep Your Car Up and Running

Getting your vehicle ready for winter while temperatures are still mild is a proactive approach to preventive maintenance Fall Auto Maintenance Boise IDthat helps ensure safety, reliability and fewer unexpected repairs when severe winter weather strikes. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends 10 basic maintenance procedures during Fall Car Care Month in October to keep your vehicle operating at its best.

1. Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission as wel ...

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Driving vs Flying During the Holiday Season

Lower Gas Prices Make Driving the Smart Choice

The cost of airfares has taken off and the price of gas is steadily declining, making travel by car the way to go this holiday season, says the Car Care Council. Flying Vs. Driving

According to a recent Wall Street Journal story, airfares on tickets sold for Thanksgiving week have risen 9.4 percent compared with 2012, and the average price of airline tickets sold for Christmas week is up 7.3 percent over last year. On the other hand, ...

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Winter Driving Checklist

Be prepared – Driver’s Checklist        

  • Get your vehicle winter-ready with a maintenance check-up.  Don’t wait for winter to have your battery, belts, Winter Driving Tipshoses, radiator, oil, lights, brakes, exhaust system, heater/defroster, wipers, and ignition system checked.
  • The condition of your vehicle’s tires is important.  Worn and damaged tires can hamper your ability to drive safely.  Have them checked or replaced before winter begins.  Remember to check tire air pressure frequently, as it decreases in colder weather.
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